EKITI STATE ON LOCKDOWN AS WORKERS EMBARK ON INDEFINITE STRIKE

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The pastoral state of Ekiti which has arguably received more media attention in recent times than any other state in the federation given the state’s governor’s consistent controversial comments, is in the news again. This time, civil servants in the state have commenced an indefinite strike to press home their demand for five months salary arrears and other outstanding entitlements.

A statement by the Secretary of the Joint Negotiating Committee Blessing Oladele says an industrial action is the only option for labour following the expiration at midnight on Wednesday, the ultimatum given to Governor Ayo  Fayose’s administration to settle  all outstanding workers’ salaries, pension arrears  and other allowances.

The Ekiti State Government owes its staff including local government workers and teachers, five months salary arrears, 2014 and 2015 leave bonuses, primary school teachers’ October 2014 salary, seven months pension arrears and gratuities of 2011 to date.

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